Stream-It Saturday: The Price of Gold (Documentary)
In my continuing selfless service to the world (ahem), I'm always looking for the next awesome thing to stream. And, of course, I must share my finds with you fabulous folks. Hence, Stream-It Saturday.
If you're old enough to remember the 90s, then you definitely remember the great Tonya Harding versus Nancy Kerrigan debacle. Living in the same county as Tonya and skating that the same rink as she practiced (which was right in the middle of the big mall in the area), this was THE STORY of the mid-1990s for me.
On the twentieth anniversary of the infamous knee-clubbing (carried out by Harding's then-husband), for which Harding pled guilty in a conspiracy charge, ESPN's generally high-quality 30 for 30 series revisited the story.
Nancy Kerrigan didn't participate in the documentary (I believe she had an exclusive with NBC), which I felt was quite well-balanced, but many of her people did, as did Tonya herself. What's most riveting is the weird way in which the skating association had their hands in both skaters' careers early on, particularly with the cultivation of Nancy as an "America's Sweetheart" sort of figure.
I was absolutely riveted by The Price of Gold--the director drew on a lot of different perspectives, including media covering the circus-like story, and it was even crazier than I ever realized--it's a sports drama too wild for fiction.